Your Communities. Your Traditions. Your Folklife.

Northwest Folklife aims to strengthen our communities through arts and culture. This calendar brings together our greater community’s events and gatherings. Here, you will find events ranging from cultural celebrations to music and dance performances and traditional gatherings.

Together, we can continue to celebrate the rich arts, cultures, and traditions that thrive in the greater Pacific Northwest.


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Cultural Focus: “The Legacy of Seattle Hip Hop w/ Jamal Farr as a panelist”

February 22, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Learn more about The Legacy of Seattle Hip Hop as you experience and celebrate the vibrant history and culture of hip-hop in Seattle! This community program at MOHAI will feature interactive performances, film, a community panel discussion, art and other hands-on activities.
1:00 pm
Community panel discussion, The Hood Ain’t the Same: A Conversation about Gentrification in Seattle. Panelists include Jamal Farr (Dope Emporium), Community Activist; Stephanie Ellis-Smith, Founder of Central District Forum for Arts & Ideas; and Lewis Rudd, President & CEO of Ezell’s Fried Chicken. Panel will be moderated by Vivian Phillips, Director of Marketing & Communications at Seattle Theatre Group.
2:00 pm
Performance with Seattle artists Draze and Nya-J.
2:30 pm
Screening of short film 50 Next: Seattle Hip-Hop Worldwide with filmmaker Q&A.
3:30 pm
Performance with Seattle artist Xperience, who blends hip-hop, neo-soul, and gospel.
4:30 pmDynamic breakdancing performance with Seattle crew Vicious Puppies Crew


February 22, 2015
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Museum of History and Industry
860 Terry Ave N
Seattle, 98109 United States